Jamestown  (CSi)  Kevin Hoff of  Montpelier,  was sentenced Thursday in Southeast District Court, by Judge Troy LeFevre  to life in prison without the possibility of parole, for the murder of his former wife Nicole Haliaaloh Gututala-Hoff, of Jamestown.   When LeFevre handed down the sentence Thursday, he said it was “obviously simply a horrific crime committed by Mr. Hoff.”

The 27 year old  Hoff, pleaded guilty November 6, 2018, in the May 12, 2018 murder of his former wife, Nicole Gututala in the parking lot of her Southeast Jamestown apartment building at 503 15th Street Southeast.

When Hoff pleaded guilty, he said he waited for Gututala to get in her car, then shot her three times in the head. He then called 911 and drove to the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center to turn himself in.

Three members of Gututala’s family provided victim impact statements asking for a sentence of life without parole.